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IKEA LACK Storage Bench

I decided to update my hallway so I converted my Lack Storage unit into a seating bench.

IKEA LACK shelving unit

First I removed the top panel and inner shelf dividers.

IKEA LACK shelving unit

I left the bottom panel attached to the lower unit.

IKEA LACK shelving unit

I made “doors” to cover the front openings out of Fiberboard, painted them white, and attached them  using self closing cabinet hinges.

Doors for IKEA LACK unit

Painted white

Doors with self-closing hinges

I then laid the fabric face down over the bench.

Making the bench cushion

Used 1/2″ thick foam padding and folded it over so there were 4 layers.

I laid the original top panel of the unit over it all.

Wrapped round the top panel and staple gunned

Stretched the fabric up and over the edges, and used a staple gun to attach them to the panel.

I flipped it over and aligned it with the base.

Added some decorative pillows…. DONE!

IKEA LACK shelving unit turned into a storage bench

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